The world’s largest media outlets reported on the pond with bright blue water.
The administration of CHP-5 in Novosibirsk restricted access and increased security around an artificial lake to drain waste. It has become popular among instaram bloggers due to its bright turquoise color. The Novosibirsk branch of Siberian Generating Company reported about the frequent cases of penetration of the production facility .
Now, an around-the-clock guard post was placed near the ash dump. Also the reservoir was included in the police patrol routes. Along the perimeter of the lake will install a video surveillance system.
Director of CHP-5, Oleg Zykov, in a conversation with RIA Novosti, noted that the ash dump is a production site for a particularly dangerous facility.
Swim, go into the water and drink it is impossible. Now, because of the lovers of beautiful photos, the station personnel have to work outside the regular mode.
Oleg ZykovDirector of CHP-5
The Siberian Generating Company stated that the water and air above the ash dump are not toxic and do not carry a radiation hazard.
The ash dump of CHP-5 operates within the framework of the norms and rules of environmental legislation.
Statement of the Siberian Generating Company
After the photos of “Novosibirsk Maldives” were spread in social networks, the news about them was reported by the major world media. Materials about the lake appeared in the newspaper The New York Times, told about it by CNN and BBC .